The Burbank Fire Department conducts Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to educate and prepare the public for potential emergencies.  Participants do NOT need to be a Burbank resident to take CERT training through the City of Burbank.  The training is taught in 8 modules over four Saturdays (non-consecutive).   Attendance at all 8 modules (all 4 days) is required to complete the class; however, if you miss any modules due to life's hectic schedule, you can make up any missed modules in future Burbank CERT classes and still receive your certificate of completion.


There is a $50 partially refundable fee for the class.  This fee is a deposit and covers the expense of the CERT backpack (with starter equipment), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and a CERT manual; all of which are yours to keep at the end of the class.  Upon successful completion of the Burbank CERT class, the graduate will eligible to receive a $25 partial refund of their fee.  If the graduate goes on to become a registered Disaster Services Worker Volunteer (DSWV) by joining the Burbank Fire Corps Program (, they will be eligible to receive an additional $25 partial refund.  For additional information regarding the partial refund or missing class dates, please our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.


To register electronically and pay by credit card, click the dark green button to the right (there is an applicable fee for online registration with credit/debit cards).  If you are paying by cash or check at that door, click on the light green button to the right and reserve a spot.  Uncertain if you can attend, walk-ins are welcome to register the first day of class at 9:00 AM on a first come - first served basis while space is available (please note only cash or check payments can be processed for walk-in and pay at the door options).

Classes are held at the Burbank Fire Training Center located at 1845 North Ontario in Burbank.

Upcoming CERT classes 

Fall 2018 CERT classes begin August 18, 2018, enrollment is officially open.  The Fall 2018 dates are Saturday August 18, August 25, September 8 and September 15.  Note:  The class consists of attending all 4 days and there is no class Saturday September 1.  More information on attendance (in case you cannot make all four sessions), as well as time and location, is located in the column to the left.